The Flaming LipsThe Soft Bulletin

Label:Warner Bros. Records – 9362-47393-2
CD, HDCD, Album
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Experimental, Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock


1Race For The Prize4:18
2A Spoonful Weighs A Ton3:32
3The Spark That Bled5:55
4Slow Motion3:53
5What Is The Light?4:05
6The Observer4:10
7Waitin' For A Superman4:17
8Suddenly Everything Has Changed3:54
9The Gash4:02
10Feeling Yourself Disintegrate5:17
11Sleeping On The Roof3:10
12Race For The Prize
Producer [Additional Production], Mixed By [Additional Mix By]Peter Mokran
13Waitin' For A Superman
Bass [Additional]Scott Bennett
Producer [Additional Production], Mixed By [Additional Mix By]Peter Mokran
Producer [Additional Production], Mixed By [Additional Mix By]Peter Mokran

Companies, etc.



Recorded in Cassadaga, New York, April 1997 - February 1999.

© ℗ 1999 Warner Bros Records Inc. for the US and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the US.

Made in Germany by [W logo] Warner Music Manufacturing Europe.

Issued in a standard jewel case with a black tray, includes a 6-page roll fold booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 0093624739326
  • Barcode (Text): 0 9362-47393-2 6
  • Label Code: LC 00392
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: GEMA / BIEM
  • Price Code: WE 833
  • Matrix / Runout (All variants): ['Warner Music Group' logo] 936247393-2.2 06/99
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The Soft Bulletin (CD, Album, HDCD)Warner Bros. RecordsCDW 46876USA & Canada1999
The Soft Bulletin (CD, HDCD, Album)Warner Bros. Records9 46876-2US1999
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The Soft Bulletin (CD, Advance, Album, Promo)Warner Bros. Records2-46876-ABUS1999
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The Soft Bulletin (CD, Album)Warner Bros. Records9362473932Australia1999
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The Soft Bulletin (CD, Album)Warner Bros. Records936246876-2Brazil1999



  • ParaRaccoon's avatar
    this little abomination crept its way to a New Hampshire used CD store and I didn't thoroughly look it over before picking it up, WHERE is the SPIDERBITE SONG?? .....I'm ready to commence WW3 over this
    • markarmstrong's avatar
      Edited 5 years ago
      This was a real highlight back in 1999. The millenium loomed, the most forward facing music by the back end of the
      90s was electric. After a promising start there wasn't much guitar-based music that was psychedelic, experimental, rough-edged, punk influenced. Did anyone mention drugs?
      This was the album they'd really threatened to make, but it also signalled a big change. Shows had a backing track and things had shifted, only really great songs and a vision carried them through. Emerging out of the carnage of Zaireeka and 5 years since Clouds Taste Metallic, this was peak Flaming Lips. For fans who had got on board earlier (Hit to Death in the Future Head for me) it was a different band, a day dawning after tripping all night. All ends have a beginning and this was theirs. (IMHO)
      • AldenNH's avatar
        My copy has a white circular sticker on the back that reads "PROMOTIONAL COPY ONLY NOT FOR RESALE". Does anyone else have this?
        • sadlol's avatar
          I think this album is genius. This was the real turning point for their music. From here on out they were legends. And the only thing more legendary than their music are their phenomenal live performances.


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